Manus Island

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‘I never felt alone’: refugee Mostafa Azimitabar on justice, Jimmy Barnes and freedom after eight years
The Kurdish refugee – widely known as Moz Azimi – is adjusting to liberty after 2,737 days in detention, starting with ‘the most Aussie experience I could ever imagine’

Ben Doherty

25, Jan, 2021 @3:56 AM

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Nearly all refugees held in Melbourne hotel detention to be released, advocates say
Refugees to be granted bridging visas more than a year after they were transferred to Australia under now-repealed medevac laws

Josh Taylor

20, Jan, 2021 @2:17 AM

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This is my eighth Christmas locked up in immigration detention. Next year I hope to celebrate as a free man | Mardin Arvin
I am writing to make people aware of the difficult situation refugees have to endure

Mardin Arvin

23, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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'Suffered more than many': how Canada and Europe are resettling Australia’s refugees
A small number of those still stuck in limbo are finding safe harbour in other countries

Hannah Ryan and Michael Green

16, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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‘How was I allowed to stay? It wasn’t fair’: random process the difference between freedom and detention
Exceptions are the rule in the Australian government’s policy of deterring asylum seekers – and they are ‘arbitrary and cruel’

Michael Green

15, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Deported to danger and death: Australia returns people to violence and persecution
Asylum seekers forcibly returned to their home countries have faced arrest and threats. Some have died

Ben Doherty and Nell Geraets

13, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Kurdish refugee 'shocked' by Australia's decision to free him after seven years in detention
Farhad Bandesh to speak at Melbourne rally and also outside Mantra hotel, where more than 60 people remain in detention

Naaman Zhou

12, Dec, 2020 @2:13 AM

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Australia’s offshore processing policy has made the world less safe, not more
Desperate and vulnerable people are forced to seek ever more dangerous routes to safety

Ben Doherty

11, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Budget blowouts: offshore processing costs $1.2bn for fewer than 300 people
Government spent more than $12bn on offshore processing in eight years, but the home affairs department routinely underestimates the cost

Michael Green

10, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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'Fire in front of me and fire behind me': all hope lost in the 'green hell' of Manus
Hamid Reza Shakib hoped for asylum in Australia, a country he believed respected human rights. Instead that belief was shattered

Hannah Ryan

09, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Revealed: 1,500 people in limbo under Australia's 'bizarre and cruel' refugee deterrence policy
Australia declared in 2013 that asylum seekers who arrive by boat would never settle here. Hundreds of people’s lives are still on hold to prove that point

Hannah Ryan

09, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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‘You cannot work with us. You are not normal person’: resettled in the US but still an outsider
Mehdi Savari pictured life in the United States being easier than that on Manus, but challenges don’t disappear just because you’re in another country

Hannah Ryan

09, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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